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About Me

I am the Premera Endowed Faculty Professor and an Associate Professor of operations management at the Foster School of Business in University of Washington.

My research interests include: data and business analytics, supply chain management, coordination mechanisms in supply chains, and applications in healthcare and public health policy.

I received my PhD in operations research from MIT in August 2008, under the supervision of Professor David Simchi-Levi. In June 2003, I received a BS in industrial engineering from Sharif University in Iran.

CV is available upon request.

Published and Working Papers

"An Analysis of Price vs. Revenue Protection: Government Subsidies in the Agriculture Industry," with S. Alizamir, and F. Iravani, Management Science, forthcoming.

“Supply Chain Coordination in the Presence of Gray Markets and Strategic Consumers,” with F. Iravani, and R. Ahmadi, Production and Operations Management, forthcoming.

“Impact of Retailers with Knowledge of Supplier’s Inventory on Supply Chain Performance,” with K. Moinzadeh, and A. Jain, Production and Operations Management, forthcoming.

“To Pre-announce or Not: New Product Introduction in a Duopoly Market” with T. Klastorin, and YP. Zhou, Production and Operations Management, forthcoming.

“Bundle Payments vs. Fee-for-Service: Impact of Payment Scheme on Performance,” with E. Adida, and S. Nassiri, Management Science, forthcoming.

“Closed-Form Solutions for Robust Inventory Management,” with M. Wagner, and S. Nassiri, Management Science, forthcoming.

"Coping with Gray Markets: The Impact of Market Conditions and Product Characteristics" with F. Iravani, and R. Ahmadi, Production and Operations Management, 24(5) 762-777.

“A Game Theoretic Model of International Influenza Vaccination Coordination,” with S. E. Chick, and D. Simchi-Levi, Management Science, 59(7) 1650-1670.

“Leadtime Management through Expediting in a Continuous Review Inventory System,” with K. Moinzadeh, Production and Operations Management, 23(1) 95-109.

“Operational Issues and Network Effects in Vaccine Markets,” with D. Dey, and E. Adida, European Journal of Operational Research, 231(2) 414-427.

“Supply Chain Coordination and Influenza Vaccination,” with S. E. Chick, and D. Simchi-Levi, Operations Research, 56(6), 1493-1506.

“Vaccine Market Coordination Using Subsidy” with D. Dey, and E. Adida, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 2(1), 78-96.

“New Product Introduction in a Duopoly Market with Rationally Expectant Consumers” with T. Klastorin, and YP. Zhou, under revision.

“Optimal Resource Management in Strategic R&D Projects” with T. Klastorin, and K. Moinzadeh, under revision.

“Optimal Launch Vehicle Size Determination for Moon-Mars Transportation Architectures,” with E. Gralla, W. Nadir, and O. de Weck, in Proceedings of AIAA Space, 2005.

Work in Progress

“Customers' Strategic Behavior using Thompson Sampling,” with S. Nabi, and D. Simchi-Levi.

“Supply Chain Models with Preferred Retailer Privy to Supplier’s Inventory Information,” with K. Moinzadeh, and A. Jain.

“Salesforce Competition with Resource Limitation,” with YP. Zhou, and E. Jalilipour Alishah.

“Advanced Optimization for Interplanetary Logistics,” with C. Taylor, and D. Klabjan.

Awards

Dean's Achievement Award for Faculty Research, 2016-2017.

Faculty of the Quarter, Autumn 2015.

Faculty of the Quarter, Autumn 2014.

Undergraduate Faculty of the Year, 2013-2014.

PhD Program Mentoring Award, 2012-2013.

Faculty of the Quarter, Autumn 2012.

Wells Fargo / Dean's Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2011.

Undergraduate Faculty of the Year, 2010-2011.

Winner of the INFORMS William Pierskalla Best Paper Award on research excellence for Health Care and Management Science, 2006.

Finalist in the INFORMS George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition, 2006.

Honorable mention in the INFORMS Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services, 2006.

Teaching

Foster School of Business; University of Washington

Principles of Operations Management (OPMGT 301): core undergraduate course -- 2009 to present.

Business Analytics: Tools for Big Data (OPMGT 579): elective MBA course -- AU 2015.

Supply Chain Management (OPMGT 579): elective MBA course -- SP 2014, SP 2015.

Introduction to Project Management (OPMGT 450): elective undergraduate course -- 2011 to present.

Project Management (OPMGT 550): elective MBA course -- SP 2011, WI 2012.

Sloan School of Management, ESD; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Systems Optimization (ESD 762): elective course -- spring 2008.

In the News

Proven impact: featured on Foster School webpage. September 2015. 2015 Consolidated Endowment Fund Report.

Research featured on Foster School webpage. December 2012. Global vaccine subsidies could stop the spread of flu where it starts.

Research featured on Foster School webpage. November 2010. Smart vaccine subsidies could curb the spread of influenza.

Contact Info

Premera Endowed Faculty Professor of operations management, Foster School of Business, Univesity of Washington

Mailing Address: Box 353226 Michael G. Foster School of Business University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-3226

Office: Paccar Hall #448

Voice: 206-543-0787

Fax: 206-543-3968

Email: hmamaniatuw.edu

Webpage: http://faculty.washington.edu/hmamani